Date: 11/06/2024

PIL launches academy to strengthen workforce competencies in maritime transport & logistics

Pacific International Lines (PIL) has launched its learning and development centre of excellence, the PIL Academy, to provide training in maritime and transport logistics for all its employees. The academy aims to strengthen workforce capabilities and future proof careers. It will collaborate with organisations and technology partners to develop a holistic curriculum with accredited courses that will benefit the company and industry. 
Officiating the launch of the PIL Academy as the Guest of Honour was Mr Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Minister for Transport and 2nd Minister for Finance. He said: “Singapore aims to be a global hub for maritime talent development, leveraging on our strong tripartite partnership between the government, industry and unions. As the global maritime industry embraces new challenges such as digitalisation and decarbonisation, Maritime Singapore must continue to upskill and reskill our workforce so that workers can remain relevant and competitive. The PIL Academy is an important step forward to achieve Maritime Singapore’s goal of developing a future-ready workforce.” 
As the 12th largest shipping carrier in the world and Southeast Asia’s largest homegrown liner, PIL employs around 8,000 employees including 4,000 seafarers around the world. The academy aims to provide structured and customised training to all its employees, taking into account their diverse backgrounds and varied training needs. This will not only enhance the capabilities of the company for the long-term but also contribute to growing the industry’s competencies. 
The holistic curriculum ranges from technical courses in fleet and vessel operations; safety, quality and productivity; maritime, finance and commercial; sustainability and decarbonisation to softer skills in leadership, innovation and communications.
As a start, PIL Academy has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) to enhance the skills of its workforce, cultivate maritime collaboration and develop training expertise. 
The PIL Academy will provide smart learning through in-person, hybrid and online lessons, as well as work environments that enable active, individual learning experiences. An advanced technology-enabled Learning Studio, and Innovation Lab have been set up for participants to interact, communicate, discuss presentations, and engage with resources while working in groups across the globe, said a release. 

Source : Our Correspondent